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Former pastor indicted on rape charges

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At the time of his arrest in May Michael Berkley was charged with sex crimes, some involving children. At the time of his arrest in May Michael Berkley was charged with sex crimes, some involving children.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN -

(WMC) - A Lauderdale County grand jury indicted a former Mid-South pastor who was arrested on sexual assault charges following a graveside service.

At the time of his arrest in May, Michael Berkley was charged with sex crimes, some involving children. Officials indicted Berkley on Monday on two counts of rape, four counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, four counts of aggravated statutory rape, and four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Berkley was formerly the pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Henning, Tenn.

Deputies arrested Berkley again Monday after the indictment. He was transported to Ripley, Tenn. and booked into the Lauderdale County Jail on a $150,000 bond. His arraignment is June 5.

He has multiple charges out of Arkansas and was out on bond from the Arkansas charges.

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